No this isn't Italy, its Horsham West Sussex at Easter Weekend!! The town was buzzing with all things Italian all weekend. Stalls selling Italian wine, cheeses, bread and other delicacies Italian cars and motorbikes and Opera Singers too. The good weather was a definite bonus but the atmosphere was just terrific. Congratulations Horsham on a great event. Can you guess who took the piccies? Yes it was my OH so that is why they are all of cars and bikes!!!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
This is a mug with a history. I decorated the original mug for my friends son for Christmas. BUT what ever I do for this poor chap gets mucked up in this case the transfer (image taken from MCS) just wouldn't lie flat it kept buckling. So it had to be redone GRRRRRR! Its not just things with the handmade touch that go wrong either, if I buy him chocolate it gets inadvertantly left beside a hot radiator and so his presents are a source of high anxiety!!
This is my first ever try at paint fusion and I do believe I'm 'hooked'. I played with Nanny Gee's toys while we were staying with her and she taught m the basic techniques. I particularly enjoyed making the berries as even with my limited skills I could achieve reasonable results. The tongue did poke out the corner of my mouth while attempting the leaves as I really had to apply myself. It was great fun though and open air crafting is to be a big fat MUST DO.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Here is the ever fragrant Paulieperson Nanny Gee's Son in Law modeling the necklace that I made for my friend. This was taken on saturday evening at Dawnywol and Pauliepersons Bar-B-Que which was great evening out. I'm sorry to say Paulieperson that it does suit your Mother-in-Law far better.
Well this was what was in the larger of the 2 boxes for my dear friend and Cyber Mummy, it has been a long time in the doing, just not got my act together. These are pictures of her and her lovely family when they all made the journey from W Sussex to Darkest Devonshire for my wedding. With her Eldest Granddaughter being one of my 2 bridesmaids and of course her masterpiece of a wedding cake. It brings back such lovely memories of a day made so special just because they were all here with us, a real time of family and great friends. In the smaller box was a necklace very similar to the aqua one I have already posted, but in red, which I think she loved as she wore it quite a lot over the weekend we have just spent with them.
Well, we have just got back from Nanny Gee's after an absolutely brilliant weekend. We didn't get out and about much, after all why go anywhere when the roads are madness and the garden and the company superb. We had fabulous food, brilliant company and the most fabulous weather. The time flew by way too quickly and it seems no sooner we arrived there, then it was time to come home. We had some local trips into Horsham and to the Glitterpot, so we did get some quality retail therapy in. Once I get myself organised I shall post some photo's of our 'doings'
I have also tried Paint Fusion for the first time and although it isn't the greatest bit of work ever, it certainly wasn't bad. I shall post a piccie when I sort out all my photo's an edit them.
It is such an anticlimax comming home and I have just climbed the washing mountain and conquered it. I have to pop out and do some shopping other than that I don't intend to do much more other than laze around. I might even make a jug of Pims and put in the fridge for later on. Can you tell I'm still in holiday mode?
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
My Nan is one very special lady and deserves a very special card. She was the first person to hold me and she has been holding me tight ever since. This card comes from a set of cd's that Ideal World did in conjunction with Red Hot Bed. I had forgotten about it until I was digging around in my cupboards looking for transfer paper. It has some lovely stuff on it and I mounted all the elements onto an 8x8" pearlescent card. I was really pleased with the result and I know that my Nan will love it, it also has her named flower Iris in it, so some Irises for Iris.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
This little box contains something nice for Nanny Gee, but she can only have the gift when she can guess whats inside it!!
Flowers are of course made from MCS Encyclopeadia, which if you haven't seen is well worth a peek.
Mags you can have as many guess's as you like!! It is 2" deep and 5" square!!
Monday, 11 April 2011
Something a bit different. When I was at Shepton Mallet on Friday I bought some beads and some random dyed silk yarn and a french knitting gadget. This necklace (in the aqua colours) took very little time to make and is so soft and light, the ribbon has a irridescence about it and was lovely to work with.
This got the old grey matter rambling and I thought I would try that lilac ribbon that I had oceans of and so the little lilac bracelet was born.
I am now thinking about spools of thread for necklace making, if I thread the beads on first perhaps I can make a floating bead necklace?? In fact the possibilities are endless.
This might well be my very first MCS Violet card but it most certainly isn't going to be my last!! The no stamp required images are lovely and coloured with Promarkers look gorgeous and are so simple to do. The matting and layering uses bits from my scraps box.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
I must want my head read!! Following on from the hydrangeas, when Rainbow Lady chose Lilac Wine for her theme, I thought 'I wonder IF'!!! So here we are, the little flowers took a whole sheet of A5 lilac paper!!! They are shaped and the centres glittered and then formed on a base card covered in generous 'blobs' of Pinflair Glue Gel. The little flowers are placed one at a time randomly filling in gaps. The leaves are cut with the Big Shot, and the twig is from one of my now deseaced mature shrubs!!!! The ribbon is from my stash with a sentiment from Papermania. I also found in my stash some lovely MIC papers and although it looks silver grey in the photo it is a gorgeous Eau D Nil.
Well Folk, this used to be my little patch of Heaven, mature tree's and shrubs and the hours I've spent keepin it looking good. Now as you can see it is an absolute mess, and I am so upset. This is believe it or not the 'New Shed' which is 3x the footprint of its predessor and so very high. I can't see my 'owl post' from the kitchen anymore. The grass is wrecked and I haven't any space for my fruit and veggie patch, I have lost heck of a lot of my clothes line. This is the result of the men in this house looking after their motorbikes. When I saw the shed on Wednesday I just cried. I suppose it can only get better, but when I think of the time and money I've put into my little patch I could howl all over again. Why do they find it so hard to understand why it s so important to me?
Ho Hum! I shall be cracking the whip to get it restored back to its former glory.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
This little card, really makes me smile. Its a digistamp and I'm sorry but I can't remember the artist for which I am truly sorry. The backing paper is one of Craftyann's a really cheerful paper. This image brings a smile to me as it reminds me of one of my sons when he was a littlie and had been in yet another scrape, I walked past his bedroom one evening to hear him praying that God would make him a betterer boy please. Oh he was a little scamp!! The buttons and the Teddy's bow are from a Docraft Goody bag and the image has been inked around the edge by Dewdrop chalk ink
I think this cd Boys to Men is just amazing, I love the papers the toppers I just love everything about it. It has cartoony bits, scenic bits and stuff you just have to dribble on. I made this as an easel card but instead of putting a high topper on it I thought I would do something just a little bit different and put a small topper pyrimaged instead. All the elements are from the cd and I really shall be using it a lot.
Now as a Someone Special card this one fits the bill a treat, so it is going to wing its way through cyber space to Cd Sunday Challenge Blog. I hope if you click on the picture it will be easier to read the words as they are something quite special.
Monday, 4 April 2011
I'm so sorry blog fans but I have been beavering away all weekend on a project which I can't put on my blog yet as its a gift for someone who I know reads my blog from time to time. But I will post it after they have recieved it in a few weeks time. This week I have Easter cards to do and some challenge cards so hopefully there will be plenty to go on with. I'm not feeling the Mae West at the moment, my cold is still hanging around and making me feel miserable and it is a bit iffy as to whether I shall make the Show at Shepton Mallet at the end of the week which I shall be really disappointed to miss. This morning I am sat at my desk, looking at The Project which just needs a few finishing touches to it, but that little rascal my mojo seems to have legged it and left me high and dry!! Anyway I hope that things buck up as the day goes on and I get something done ready to 'play' Love to You All xx